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Old 10-15-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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18" Limestone tiles for tub surround

On a newly installed tub surround using 18 x 18" limestone tiles with very narrow grout lines, 2 tiles are raised, coming away from the wall, some grout is falling out, and many hairline cracks in the remaining grout. Before asking the contractor to fix the problem, how should the tile have been installed : what backing, motar, grout, recommended spacing for tiles????


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Old 10-15-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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The work was obviously done wrong. Why don't you tell us how it was done and with what as best you can. There are many methods of correct installations, no need to mention methods that were not used.

HUH, limestone in a tub surround, that may have been a poor choice, but only for a maintenance point of view.



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Old 10-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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And just to clarify, is this tub only? Or is there a shower too?
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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Before any of us write a lengthy book especially for you, how about you supply some pictures. There are a lot of directions this conversation could go in, without pictures it is impossible for us to see what you are seeing.
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